Attack on the convoy of Ostend

25th March 1676
Fought at : Ostend - Flanders
Part of : Franco-Dutch War (1672 - 1678)
Previous action : Second battle of Stromboli 8.1.1675/76
Next action : Battle of Agosta 22.4.1676


Royaume de France - Jean Bart (1651-1702)

Ship NameCommanderNotes
La Palme (18) Jean Bart (1651-1702)Fleet Flagship
Le Grand Louis (18) Charles Keyser (1652-?)
Le Dauphin (14) Alexandre Charles Jacobsen (1629-1691)
Le Saint Michel (6) Michel Mesmacker
L'Ange Gardien Pierre Lassy

Allied (Dutch Republic & Spanish Netherlands) - Pashier Demoor

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Tholen (18) Simon Loncke (d.1676) Captured by Grand Louis

Notes on Action

Attack on the Convoy ref:694

Date of the action divergente between source : 25 , 26 or 27/03/1676

In view of the port of Ostend

French : 5 ships , 2 frégates légères Palme and Grand Louis and 3 Barques Longues  Captain Lassy , Jacobsen and Mesmmaker

Ostend and Dutch : Ostend escort Justice 24 guns Captain Demmor  , San Franscisco 14 guns Captain his son Matthieu Demmor and 7 belandres of Ostend

                              Zeland escort Tholen 18 guns Captain Simon Loncke and 2 Zeland belandres

Attack for 3 hours against Justice by Bart , the 2 ships driven to Nieuport

Attack of the Grand Louis against the Tholen : Captain killed and captured of the ship

The french barques-longues attack the belandres and took for 600000 Florins of prizes : mission impossible to the San Franscico to defend the belandres against the 3 ships and later the Grand Louis

The Grand Louis rompt the combat against the San Franscisco when the Barques-longues captured the bélandres

The Justice and San Fransciscus are not captured .

Possible ship for the San Fransciscus (St François in french) : frégate légère St François 1677 , 12 guns , 140 tons

Belgian version : Liénard

Attack on the convoyref:677

The outcome of the combat is the same :

Tholen captured by the Palme of Bart and Captain killed

But the 2 ostend escorts ships flee from the other frenchs

French version


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